Updated: March 1, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with Professor Emeritus, renowned poet and playwright, J.P. Clark, who turns 86 December 6, 2019, congratulating him for vigorously working for the development of the country in writing, teaching and coaching.
The President joins family members, friends and professional colleagues of the foremost scholar in celebrating the milestone, which has been signposted by many years of recognitions and awards, including Nigerian National Order of Merit.
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As a writer, President Buhari believes J.P. Clark’s poetry, drama and literary works clearly distinguish him as a genius, whose publications inspire deep thinking and actions, especially on socio-political themes.
As a scholar, the President salutes the Professor Emeritus, whose influence transcends the lecture theatres in Nigeria to include teaching and coaching in many universities across the world, and leaving lasting memories of discipline, focus and resilience in pursuing and sharing knowledge.
President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant J.P.Clark longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation.